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Another week, another feature!This week heralds the addition of a loading screen. Partly due to a thread here on gamedev.net i decided that perhaps now was the time to add one, as shown below.http...
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Generating images for combined substrate - By Drakonka
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Game Development Career Guide (PDF) - By Tutorial Doctor
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Developer Journal - 1 week, 2 days ago
Three, two, one, you're out! Adding the countdown timer, and other bits - By braindigitalis
Over the past month I have busied myself adding lots of tiny bits to the game, some of which are obvious to players and others not.I have added a new menu design, with sound effects and animations;...
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Developer Journal - 1 week, 3 days ago
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Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Shelving the Prototype - By Orymus3
As an indie with a steady income, I have the ability to make prototypes and shelve them as needed.Today is one of these times.After spending some time to get Mercenaries running on Unity (2 Players...
Developer Journal - 2 weeks, 5 days ago
World Map Candidate - By JTippetts
Here is a very quick, very rough mockup of what I currently have in mind for the world map:http://i.imgur.com/zPGRISm.jpg The tags/locations on the map would be clickable, either on the map itself...
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Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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Developer Journal - 3 weeks, 6 days ago
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Developer Journal - 4 weeks, 16 hours ago
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I'm stuck - By mousetail
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Developer Journal - 1 month, 2 days ago
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Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
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Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
Fixed fake bugs! - By mousetail
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Developer Journal - 1 month, 4 days ago
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Developer Journal - 1 month, 5 days ago
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